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The opportunity of a lifetime!…

This is an opportunity of a lifetime and will give you a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £350 to be entered in to the Banger Rally category or you may just like to drive a more expensive vehicle which you will not be eligible to the prize money but you can still raise money for charity.

Teams are invited to raise money for our six main charities ‘Cornwall Hospice Care’ (Mount Edgcumbe Hospice), ‘Turn to Starboard’, ‘Marie Curie’, ‘Cornwall Air Ambulance’, ‘Merlin Project’ and ‘Children’s Hospice Southwest’, or you could raise money for your own Charity/Organisation but we don’t make it a condition of entry.

The rally will start on Thursday 1st October leaving The Cornwall Hotel at 6.30pm and finishing in ‘Salo’ on Monday 5th October. You will need to allow a further day to dispose of your car and fly home or challenge yourself and drive back. We think 5 days charging around seven countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember.

To keep you and your passengers amused there will be several challenges to perform en route to earn bonus points, but if you just want to cruise through the countryside without taking part then that’s just as cool with us too. Remember rule number 1, this is categorically not a ‘race’ across Europe, but a leisurely drive with like-minded people, and there will be no advantage in arriving first. Managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough but at the final night’s presentation ceremony, over £2000 worth of cash prize’s will be awarded to the teams scoring the most points in each of the daily tasks and the overall winner will also receive a cash prize and a suitable trophy!

An additional prize of £300 will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and there occupants.

Although every one who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately rubbish medal memento on finishing.

The route and stop over points will be confirmed with each team leader.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route!……. You are joking surely?

You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether you chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as I’m sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost will be £260, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £60 per person. Entrance fee includes welcoming and finishing party, t-shirts, suggested route plan, car stickers, trophy, camping and official Rally DVD.

Entries are limited so to guarantee a place in this much sought after event a deposit of £100 per car is required.

For further information please contact us here or call Gary Warren 07734366506 or Tom Marshall 07970135108.


For over 25 years, Cornwall Air Ambulance has been providing a vital helicopter emergency service to the community of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, flying 365 days a year and attending an average of 3-4 emergency missions every single day.


BosomBuddiesUK was founded in June 2011 by Pauline Giles shortly after overcoming her battle with Breast Cancer. As a charity they aim to potentially help save lives by showing you how you can look for the earliest signs of Breast Cancer.


Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, they reached a total of 31,799 patients that depend on them everyday.


Cornwall Hospice care is devoted to providing clinical care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses in Cornwall.